Evergreen, Ground covers, Perennials
From South Africa. Most of the ice plants with large, brilliant flowers belong to this genus, which includes plants formerly called Oscularia. Plants are fleshy, erect or trailing, woody at base. Select in bloom for the color you want. Cut back lightly after bloom to eliminate fruit capsules, encourage new leafy growth. Good at seashore. Flowers attract bees.
To 6 in. high. Leaves look like agglomerations of tiny green pyramids. Flowers are pale pink daisies.
South Africa. Stems to 2 ft. long; they grow erect to 1 ft., then begin to lean and trail. Triangular blue-green leaves with a pink flush are short (less than 1 in. long), very thick and fleshy, closely set on stems. Fragrant, purplish rose, 1/2-in.-wide flowers in late spring, summer. Attractive trailing over walls or in hanging baskets.
Sprawling or trailing to 1 ft. high, 1 1/2 to 2 ft. wide. Three-sided gray-green leaves. Planting becomes a carpet of gleaming color from late winter to spring, when the 2–2 1/2-in.- wide, pink, rose pink, red, or purple flowers are in bloom.
Grows 3 to 5 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide. White flowers with chartreuse blotch; mid to late season.
Australian native to 15 ft. tall and wide, with dark green, needlelike, 3/4-in.-long leaves. Pale...
From South Africa. Grows to 6 in. tall, but stems trail to considerable length or drape over rocks, wa...